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Maharashtra – Dalit Boy Killed, Hanged over Affair with Girl #honorkilling #WTFnews

By PTI – AHMEDNAGAR (Maharastra)4 Published: 30th April 2014 In a case of honour killing, a Dalit boy was killed and then hanged from a tree over his affair with a girl from an upper caste at a village near here. The… Continue Reading →

Techie done to death in ‘honour’ killing #Vaw #WTFnews

Parents allegedly strangle their daughter using a ‘chunni’ for marrying against their wishes A marriage photograph of Pachala Deepthi and Ananthapalli Kiran Kumar. In a case of ‘honour’ killing, the parents of a software engineer, Pachala Deepthi (26), allegedly strangled… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Dalit Politics and Ambedkar’s Goal of Caste Annihilation

      Ram Puniyani       On 28th Feb (2014) Ramvilas Paswan of Loktantantrik Jan Party joined the NDA alliance. Same Paswan had left the NDA twelve years ago with the beginning of Gujarat carnage, saying that with the… Continue Reading →

Gloria Steinem- You can’t defeat caste, race or class without being a feminist #Sundayreading

By Bachi Karkaria, Mumbai Mirror | Feb 16, 2014, 12.00 AM IST Gloria Steinem with Bachi Karkaria at Jaipur Lit Fest 2014 Hot and cool (depending on which way you measure attitude) feminist icon Gloria Steinem discusses women, violence and the male ‘fix’… Continue Reading →

#India – Publicly Talking about Caste

A Report on Jātisamvāda in Prajavāni Vol – XLIX No. 4, January 25, 2014 | Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai An unsual sociological experiment was conducted during the first half of 2013 in the Kannada daily Prajavāni to explore how… Continue Reading →

#India – Man kills self after being forced to lick spit by Bihar Panchayat Court #WTFnews

Ajay Kumar, Hindustan Times  Samastipur, October 18, 2013 A 40-year-old man committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Friday after he was forced to lick spit of the members of a panchayat court in a village in Bihar’s Samastipur. Police revealed that… Continue Reading →

India’s caste campaigners win EU backing to end ‘apartheid’ conditions #goodnews

EU passes resolution against caste-based discrimination, as campaigners accuse India of failing to protect Dalit rights   Harriet Grant theguardian.com, Friday 11 October 2013 13.32 BST   India’s lowest castes, such as the Dalits, are often forced into dangerous work, despite… Continue Reading →

What makes caste a global human rights issue ? #mustread

A Conversation With: Human Rights Activist Rikke Nöhrlind By MALAVIKA VYAWAHARE Courtesy of International Dalit Solidarity NetworkRikke Nöhrlind, coordinator of International Dalit Solidarity Network. On Thursday, the European Parliament, which consists of elected representatives from the 28 member countries of the European… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalits got haircuts in local saloons of Eachankotti for the first time since Independence #mustread

Day of haircuts, ‘High Tea’ bridges age-old caste divide By Express News Service – THANJAVUR Published: 30th September 2013 08:50 AM L Residents drinking tea together in the same type of glasses at Eachankottai on Sunday | express The Dalits of Eachankottai… Continue Reading →

#India – Questions of equality and justice #Vaw #mustread

Farah Naqvi September 28, 2013 Between the upside and the downside, the facts are still sobering. Crimes against women are up. Child sex ratio is down (at 914, it is the lowest since Independence). More women are entering the workplace,… Continue Reading →

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